New Board members appointed

We are pleased to announce the appointment of four additional Board members who bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise.

Alexander Bargum is the Group CEO and one of the main shareholders of Algol Ltd, a multi-industry distribution and service specialist in the fields of chemicals and raw materials, technology, and healthcare. Alexander has been a Board member of the Finnish-British Trade Association since 2011 and its chairman since 2016.

Olivier Campenon is the founder and CEO of La Financière de la Clarté, a consulting firm in digitalisaiton, providing support to CEOs in their digital transformation and to startups in their strategic development and in raising funds. Olivier has been President of the Franco-British Chamber of Commece and Industry since June 2016.

Chris Butler is the Client Service Operations Leader for Global Corporate Governance Services at the Citco Group, a business that provides worldwide corporate secretarial and governance services to multinational corporations and private equity funds. Chris was a founding Board member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania and has been Chairman since 2005.

Thomas Spiller is the Vice-President, Global Public Policy, Europe, Middle East and Africa of the Walt Disney Company, a position he has been holding since September 2011. Thomas is based in Brussels and drives the company's global public policy initiatives throughout the region. He has been President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium since 2015.

Alexander Bargum, Olivier Campenon, Chris Butler, and Thomas Spiller were elected by the members of COBCOE at the annual AGM on 27 April 2017. Re-elected to the Board were David Thomas MBE as Chairman, Glenn Vaughan and Glynis Whiting.

Full biographies of our Board can be found here

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Howard Rosen CBE, David Crackett and Bob Lewis for their continued support over their years, following their retirement from the Board.


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